Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth book cover

    Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion – especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity book cover

    Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity, 1st Edition

    By Donald Preziosi

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29

  • Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain book cover

    Politics and the Art of Commemoration

    Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Hite

    Memorials are proliferating throughout the globe. States recognize the political value of memorials: memorials can convey national unity, a sense of overcoming violent legacies, a commitment to political stability or the strengthening of democracy. Memorials represent fitful negotiations between…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29

  • François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution book cover

    François Blondel

    Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Gerbino

    First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as…

    Paperback – 2013-03-01
    The Classical Tradition in Architecture

  • New Games: Postmodernism After Contemporary Art book cover

    New Games

    Postmodernism After Contemporary Art, 1st Edition

    By Pamela M. Lee

    Pamela M. Lee’s New Games revisits postmodernism in light of art history's more recent embrace of "the contemporary." What can the theories and practices associated with postmodernism tell us about the obsession with the contemporary in both the academy and the art world? In looking at work by Dara…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
    Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

  • Architecture and Field/Work book cover

    Architecture and Field/Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Ewing, Jeremie Michael McGowan, Chris Speed, Victoria Clare Bernie

    Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest…

    Paperback – 2010-10-06

  • Bauhaus Dream-house: Modernity and Globalization book cover

    Bauhaus Dream-house

    Modernity and Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Katerina Rüedi Ray

    A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus – tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide. Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and…

    Paperback – 2010-04-16

  • Bauhaus Construct: Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism book cover

    Bauhaus Construct

    Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Saletnik, Robin Schuldenfrei

    Reconsidering the status and meaning of Bauhaus objects in relation to the multiple re-tellings of the school’s history, this volume positions art objects of the Bauhaus within the theoretical, artistic, historical, and cultural concerns in which they were produced and received. Contributions…

    Paperback – 2009-09-17

  • Re-Enchantment book cover


    1st Edition

    Edited by James Elkins, David Morgan

    The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime,…

    Paperback – 2008-10-06
    The Art Seminar

  • Making American Art book cover

    Making American Art

    1st Edition

    By Pam Meecham, Julie Sheldon

    Making American Art presents a thematic, interdisciplinary examination of art in the United States from the seventeenth century to the present day. The themes and issues explored in Making American Art pull together documentary material, art works and contemporary theory to enliven what can often…

    Paperback – 2008-09-29

  • Renaissance Theory book cover

    Renaissance Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Elkins, Robert Williams

    Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance…

    Paperback – 2008-04-25
    The Art Seminar

  • Art of the Brooklyn Bridge: A Visual History book cover

    Art of the Brooklyn Bridge

    A Visual History, 1st Edition

    By Richard Haw

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a pre-eminent global icon. It is the world’s most famous and beloved bridge, a "must-see" tourist hotspot, and a vital fact of New York life. For almost a hundred and forty years it has inspired artists of all descriptions, fueling a constant stream of paintings,…

    Hardback – 2008-02-25

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